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FOX News
Dec 28, 2011 6:00pm EST
peace in syria. [ male announcer ] cranberry juice? wake up! ♪ that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm [ male announcer ] for half the calories -- plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. for many, nexium helps. relieve heartburn symptoms caused by acid reflux disease. osteoporosis-related bone fractures and low magnesium levels have been seen with nexium. possible side effects include headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. other serious stomach conditions may still exist. talk to your doctor about nexium. >> shannon: in world headlines the trial of former egyptian president hosni mubarak resumed in cairo. the 83-year-old mubarak was taken to courthouse in ambulance. he is charged with complicity in killing 800 protesters earlier in year and could face the death penalty if convicted. >>> a brawl erupted at churches of nativity at the west bank. happened as orthodox monks were cleaning the facility. palestinian police broke it up. similar fights have taken place at the church in the past. >>> iranian exiles in iraq accepted a deal to move 400 residents to camp liberty by the end
FOX News
Dec 12, 2011 11:00am EST
in syria, showing a fresh round of violence over the weekend, leaving more than two dozen deaths. according to reports, tough to verify this stuff, but you can see it for yourself. what's happening today in that country really will give you pause. we have folks heading to the voting booth. the latest from there. >>> and why new reports about the newly crowned nbc milwaukee brewers outfielder ryan braun are disappointing many fans across this country. that's just ahead. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. insurance ... but afraid you can't afford it? well, look how much insurance many people can get through selectquote for less than a dollar a day. selectquote found, rich, 37, a $500,000 policy for under $18 a month. even though dave, 43, takes meds to control his blood pressure, selectquote got him a $500,000 policy for under $28 a month. ellen, 47, got a $250,000 policy for under $20 a month. all it takes is a ph
FOX News
Dec 12, 2011 7:00pm EST
iraq that could cause the united states and others to have more problems with syria. >> absolutely. there are some differences here. president obama wants president assad in syria to step down. prime minister amaliki in walk has not done that president obama basically said that's not because iran is pulling the strings. it's just because prime minister amaliki is trying to assert himself here and he doesn't believe sanctions against syria is the way to go. president obama is trying to hold that up as a sign that iraqis are standing on their own two feet in making a decision. >> big news today from the supreme court. the highest court is now set to rule on a controversial immigration crackdown once and foreall a. the decision may impact similar laws across our nation. the supreme court is taking up arizona's tough new law that targets illegal immigrants in that state. the legislation sparked widespread protests as i'm sure many of you remember. and a lawsuit from the white house. the federal appeals court has blocked several key parts from taking effect. one of those key measures re
FOX News
Dec 6, 2011 3:00pm EST
heard of someone doing that to a facebook account? i don't know. >>shepard: in syria, reports of killings and kidnappings and bodies in the street. the man who shot president reagan wants to live among the rest of us outside the mental hospital, and a doctor says, he is ready! what makes scottrade your smartphone's most powerful trading app ? total access - to everything. from idea to research to trade. including financials, indicators and real-time streaming quotes. whether you check your investments every day or every minute, our app can take them from thought to trade. at scottrade, seven-dollar trades are just the start. try our powerful mobile app. it's another reason more investors are saying... i'm with scottrade. i wish my patients could see what i see. ♪ that over time, having high cholesterol plus diabetes... or high blood pressure... or family history of early heart disease... can put them at increased risk for plaque buildup. and they'd see that it's more important to get their cholesterol where their doctor wants. and why for these patients, when diet and exercise
FOX News
Dec 30, 2011 4:00am EST
. but first, evolving fight against the government in syria >> chris: a federal appeals court ruled law branding telecommunication company immunity for helping the government with e-mail and telephone eavesdropping is legal. the decision affirms a lower court ruling that the foreign surveillance act known as fisa is constitutional. checking world headlines now, senior official in turkey says it appears an airstrike targeting kurdish rebels in iraq killed the cigarette smugglers instead. the 35 victims are all said to be under 30 years of age. and from an extended family. protesters upset over the bombing clash with police in istanbul. officers use tear gas and water cannons to disburse the crowd. egyptian soldiers and police reportedly raided non-governmental offices throughout country today. some u.s. based group were among those targeted. they were interrogated and computer files were searched. presence of arab league monitors have not stopped the killing in syria. activists say 26 more people were killed today. tonight, correspondent virtus looks at what is changing -- sport lela
FOX News
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
clash of syria. some see it as a sign of iraq alignment with iran that backs ally syria. both admit iraq was in a tough neighborhood. >> realize danger of sectarian war in iraq and syria. >> iraq, itself, the situation is not so tidy. >> the u.s. troops might be leaving iraq but problems remain. a couple of weeks ago, wall pros texting this market in the center of baghdad were taken down. a few days later, there were three bomb attacks leaving dead and injured. >> it's important to recognize iraq remains a dangerous place. all the threats are not gone. >> baghdad residents are targeted by a diminish and deadly al-qaeda network and militia groups said to be backed by iran. iran's influence in iraq as the u.s. leave is one of many worries here. many are angered but the muslim -- by muslim leaders strong-willed way. this kurd is diplomatic. >> the ruling class. in the community cannot be by a single leader. the political consensus now is important. >> for consensus on the baghdad street. the security concerns and economic worries abound. what do iraqis feel about the departing american
FOX News
Dec 31, 2011 2:00pm EST
arab spring is still not finished business, we don't know where egypt will head up and how syria is going to end and finally, russia, you know, vladimir putin, who seemed to be ready to coast to his third or fourth or fifth term in office, is now in serious trouble and we might have an arab spring-like turmoil there, too. >> wow, so, dan, he's covered the world and which of those do you think is likely to do those, the biggest influence on america? >> i think, paul, in a sense, it is the arab spring, which has. >> really? >> i'll tell you why, it's turned into the arab sandstorm at the moment. we've had the tension over the straits of hormuz and the egyptian government's raiding foreign institutions, operations inside egypt like freedom house, which is a u.s. human rights group and killing continues in syria and the turkish government bombed the kurds in northern turkey and libya is trying to form a government without any help from the united states. admittedly our options are limited. why are they limited? the arab spring started last january and at least 11 nations erupted defense
FOX News
Dec 27, 2011 3:00pm EST
report from greg palkot in south korea tonight on the fox report. new details on the slaughter in syria, the embattled central city say the military have pulled out tanks as the team of observers arrived there to see if president assad is keeping promises to withdraw tanks and troops from the cities andry lease the political prisoners. amateur video shows body bags and pools of blood. at least 30 dies in clashes there yesterday. of course, we cannot independently confirm that because syria banned 14 journalists and independent reporting. the united nations reports since the uprising against president assad began back in march, the violence has killed more than 4,000 people. and now, to our middle east newsroom, are things getting any better on the streets in syria? >>reporter: it depends on what standard you use. the latest reports from syria say the government is now going back to tear gassing protesters rather than using open artillery shells against them so that, in a way, it is an improvement. the latest video shows the tanks being pulled out of that city which was a relief to the c
FOX News
Dec 1, 2011 7:00pm EST
." tonight, syria, now said to be in the throws of a brand-new civil war. and here at home, your paycheck likely going to change in january. the question is, will it get bigger or smaller? >>> congress is considering whether to extend payroll tax cuts. >> the republicans can stap the heat. >> shep: how will lawmakers cover the cost? >> no reason we should pay for that by raising taxes on the employers we're counting on to help this economy. >> shep: tonight the debate over your paycheck. plus, mystery in aruba. for months, prosecutors held this man in the disappearance of his travel companion. now he's off the island and trying to explain his behavior. tonight gary giordano on what he says really happened the day this woman disappeared. but first from fox on thursday night, we're expecting the u.s. in the to vote tonight on two plans to try to keep our taxes from going up a month from now. a live look at the senate floor where both bills are expected to die tonight. even though leaders of both parties claim they want to extend the payroll tax cut. just yesterday, president obama said lett
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 7:00pm EST
remarkable resemblance to the f 22. >> shepard: thank you. the white house is calling for syria's president to step down after human rights groups accuse government forces of an organized massacre. a witness and activist say troops surrounded an entire town yesterday and killed everyone inside. more than 100 people. [shouting] [gunfire] >> shepard: amateur video here of gunman cracking down on protesters in another city yesterday. of course, as usual, we can't verify this since syria will not let our journalists into the country. activists report 200 people have died in two days even after the president there bashir assad agreed to a peace plan. heading to syria tomorrow to enforce that agreement. the white house says assad has flagrantly violated the deal and does not deserve to rule in syria. a mother's last ditch effort to help a daughter by writing a letter to santa claus. you can tell from this little girl's smile the big guy did not disappoint. then, forget about fries. one burger chain is betting you would rather have a side of share chardonnay. the king could use a drink o
FOX News
Dec 26, 2011 11:00am EST
now we are getting word at least 20 people are dead in syria after government tanks opened fire on anti-government protestors. it happened in holmes, a city at the heart of the nine-month-old uprising. violence there intensifying despite an agreement by president bashar al-assad to end the offensive against demonstrators. as monitors from the arab league arrive in that country on the verge of an all-out civil war leland vittert is keeping an eye on it live from jerusalem right now. leav >> reporter: what seems like is happening is the syrian government is trying to kill as many people as they possibly can before the arab observers get in place. they are scheduled to land in damascus in the next couple of hours. this is a race against the clock and brutality if you will. the video that is coming to us out of holmes is really, really disturbing stuff. this is the city that was at the very heart of the uprising and resistance there. the president's father, bashar al-assad's father there in syria killed 20,000 people in holmes when they revolted back in the 1980s. tanks are in the stre
FOX News
Dec 20, 2011 11:00am EST
syria to develop a nuclear weapon in syria. and there was a diplomatic relationship there with one leader and apparently president assad well. this leader kim jong-il is gone. i'm wondering with the death of moammar qaddafi as well how all these different relationships are changing between these countries that are our enemies. >> sure, i think the good news here is that lots of the dictator -- we've just reflected that there are dictators who thankfully are gone. there are also dictatorships that are on the offensive or under siege. syria is in 0 that category. even a country like iran, the mullahs had a bad year, they thought they had momentum. they've been put on the defensive because of what has happened elsewhere in the region. they've found themselves in an awkward supporting democracy and protests in egypt but deny it in iran. that necessarily means they probably have less time and energy to be able to cause mischief elsewhere. jenna: one would hope, right, that's the ideal situation. we are going into 2012 reflecting on the speech that president bush gave in 2002 when he men
FOX News
Dec 31, 2011 4:00pm EST
signs of letting up despite the presence of monitors from the arab league to ensure that syria's government ends their bloody crackdown. >> heather: prime minister nouri al-maliki says the u.s. troop withdrawal begins a new chapter for his country. they broadcast the ceremony in baghdad. praising iraqis for us on tings saddam hussein and urged his people to move forward in unity as the nation focuses on rebuilding. >> gregg: it has been a fairly big diplomatic year from iran's nuclear ambitions to the crisis in syria. his approach to international delaware over the past three years has, diplomacy has been different but has it paid off? what can we expect from the administration next year. former advisor of six secretary of states and can the america have another great president, author of a book. how would you assess his efforts at dialogue with adversaries? >> no speck spectacular failures or spectacular achievements. i thinkhave learned whether democrats or republicans that in the end at least these days its cruel and unforgiving world. there is a place for diplomacy and dialog
FOX News
Dec 29, 2011 11:00am EST
in depth. >>> deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters raging in syria even though arab league monitors are on the scene. we're getting reports that the violence is worse than we originally thought. we're live in the region next. [gunfire] are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. arthel: some developing stories we're keeping an eye on. more tensions between the u.s. and iran over the strait of hormuz. the pentagon warns any attempt to close the key oil transit channel will not be tolerated. iran fires back saying that the u.s. is quote, in no position to give orders. >>> a slight rise in fixed mortgage rates this week. freddie mac says the average on the 30-year home loan increased to 3.95%. still many americans are unable to take advantage of the best rates in history. >>> and polar bears cubs, there they are, adorable ready to meet the public on new year's day in china. the male cubs were born october 14t
FOX News
Dec 23, 2011 4:00am EST
the strait. iranian ally syria says more than 2,000 of the security forces have died in the past nine months. syria blames political turmoil on a foreign conspiracy aimed at toppaling the regime with president bashar assad. this is amateur video that shows the city of homs after government shelling in that area. arab league observers arrive in damascus, the question of what iran is doing to aid syria has become a pressing one. correspondent leland vittert has details. >> syria's powerful air force and army are among the most well-equipped in the middle east. with the russian fighter jet, attack helicopters and tanks, president bashar assad has threatened to use them all against his own people to stay in power. fox news learned that iran and the revolutionary guard are going to great lengths to help assad. that doesn't surprise the israeli minister for strategic affairs. >> syria is part of what is called axis of evil. >> as they reference the ammunition supplies in the eight-month massacre of the pro-democracy demonstrators, western intelligence says he is running out of the critical
FOX News
Dec 26, 2011 7:00pm EST
of a power sharing deal with relatives and with the military. another deadly day in syria. president bashar assad's regime continuing a bloody crackdown on its own people even as arab league observers arite in the country to monitor a deal to end the violence. activists say the government forces killed at least 23 people in the central city of hamas today. the city is imeerg up -- gearing up for a massive assault. [gunfire] >> this is amateur of government troops apparently shelling buildings in hams. we can't confirm that since syria won't let foreign journalists into the country. activists say government forces have killed 275 civilians in the past week since president assad agreed to let the arab league send in monitors. filibuster well, after a busy year in d.c. president obama is taking a break in hawaii and getting to know some of his supporters. his close encounter with a very curious baby. plus new polling numbers ahead. the latest for a search for a missing toddler in maine. what police say they think led to her disappearance more than a week ago. that's next. are >> trace:
FOX News
Dec 3, 2011 4:00pm EST
nuclear program. >> heather: in syria, dictatorship finding a new way to banning phones likely to keep the fighting out of view. the order coming from the confuse tomorrow's department of the syrian finance ministry. many of the pictures showing anti-government protests that have come from amateur footage posted on the internet. according to the u.n., 4,000 people have been killed in syria that is just since march. >> gregg: back here, new help in the search for the missing baby lisa irwin, john walsh bringing his expertise to the case. here is more. >> he helped bring more than 60 children in the past 24 years and now involved in the baby lisa case, helping that 4 million viewers will help solve the mystery and bring lisa back here. john walsh america's most wanted made his life's mission to protect children. >> in kansas city, missouri, the search continues to find missing 11-month-old lisa irwin. >> and premiere on lifetime the show featured baby lisa stories along with pictures. the attorney says the show's attention the family didn't solos it but jinld at the opportunity when
FOX News
Dec 25, 2011 10:00am EST
. hoping for an end to the bloodshed, specifically, in syria, also, asking for the resumption of israeli and palestinian peace talks. and our greg burke is still standing by, streaming live from rome. hi, greg, merry christmas. >> reporter: jamie, that's right. you know, merry christmas, the pope, basically making a major plea for peace as you say, especially, in the middle east. the land where christ himself was born and it is an incredible crowd this morning, in and around st. peter's square lake and a crowd from all over the world as he gave his christmas greeting in more than 60 languages, he starts with italian and ends with latin and, chinese and arabic and everything in between, and, as he wishes everyone a happy and healthy christmas and two main messages, today it was about peace, praying for an end to so many places where there is violence, but, also, praying for people and asking krifrjs chris pray for people, involved in natural disasters and during this period it is important to be close to them and last night, his focus was on the real sense of christmas and saying,
FOX News
Dec 24, 2011 2:00pm EST
and libya, syria, and overthrow of the dictatorships of mubarak, gaddafi and keep in mind this also happened in algeria, kuwait, sudan and even in saudi arabia, it was enabled by social media and television and a lot of people successfully prosecute old grievance and we don't know the outcome and these are companies that didn't have pluralism in any of their lifetimes. and figure out whether it was a force or not. >> our colleague would argue, he's on va weighingscation, this is turning out for the worse for u.s. strategic interest. we may be losing dictators, but our dictators, and there are islamists and people who don't have america's foreign policy interests in mind. >> it's dangerous, but we did not overthrow hosni mubarak, the people in the streets did. nothing we were going to be able to do to save mubarak, it was a process completely out of our control and probably hurt ourselves not being more engaged before it happened. >> jason, your biggest story? >> i'm going with the death of steve jobs being one of the major stories, one of the most significant entrepreneurs of our ti
FOX News
Dec 6, 2011 11:00am EST
: this new video out of syria. take a look. [gunfire] pretty rare to get video out of there but this chaos is caught on tape as shots rang out in the city of homsa group for our sister network, sky news was recently given rare access to look at civilian life. as you can see violence continues in uprising against president ba'asyir hassan which began in march. human rights panel said the government was given shoot to kill orders against demonstrations. nightly protection is given under the so-called free syrian army. jenna: police and protesters in the meantime clash in the streets of athens yet again. students were demonstrating in the greek capital when things turned violent. as you can see protesters throwing molotov cocktails and stones at police outside of parliament. officers respond using tear gas and you see the confrontation that developed over last couple hours. the demonstration was held in remembrance of a 15-year-old killed in a police shooting in 2008. his death sparked weeks of violent riots in the streets. the officer responsible was sentenced to life in prison. >> and
FOX News
Dec 29, 2011 3:00pm EST
is an impact. >>trace: thank you, steve, from des moines. and syria, where activists say security forces have killed a dozen people. today. some in an area where peace monitoring are reportedly keeping watch. this is amateur video showing security forces shooting at protesters early today. we cannot confirm that because syria's government bans foreign journalists. the regime allows the arab league observers into the country early this week and in an amateur video we are told you can hear a protest begging the monitors for help. and now, live in neighboring israel. are the observers doing any good at all? >> the short answer is, no. if anything over the past couple of days the violence is worse. a lot of the video we are seeing coming from syria shows the observers taking coverage from automatic weapons fire next to the protesters who they are supposed to be there to observe that there is in violence but it does not seem like the syrian government is keeping the promise to end the crackdown. but the observers are also coming uncriticism because their leader has a very questionable
FOX News
Dec 29, 2011 6:00pm EST
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FOX News
Dec 30, 2011 6:00pm EST
outpouring of antigovernment sentiment today in syria. correspondent leland vittert reports as usual some of the dissidents paid the ultimate price. >> in duma, they chanted. the syrian army are traders. in homs, "our martyrs are heroes." here hama -- [ chanting ] "bashear, the people want your excuse." in largest rally for months opposition group say hundreds of thousands of antigovernment protesters took to the street. demanding the end of president saleh's regime. it would also be among the months claiming the live of dozen of protesters. countless others were wounded. like this man in damascus. shot through the shoulder and carried on. he is among the lucky one. others have to wait till friends drag them to safety. the camera man offering a troubling and clear prayer. "god is great," he said. another camera man capturing the army relentless assault on unarmed protesters asked, "where are the arab league monitors ?" the monitors, themselves had to take cover from incoming fire. they reportedly told crowds they will not help them kick out assad. now protesters are begging. to have
FOX News
Dec 5, 2011 11:00am EST
pileup in japan that ha turned into a $14 million mess. look at that. syria may be send ago message to the world. we'll tell you why their annual war games, that's right, annual war games are raising some serious alarm. i'd race down that hill without a helmet. i took some steep risks in my teens. i'd never ride without one now. and since my doctor prescribed lipitor, i won't go without it for my high cholesterol and my risk of heart attack. why kid myself? diet and exercise weren't lowering my cholesterol enough. now i'm eating healthier, exercising more, taking lipitor. numbers don't lie. my cholesterol's stayed down. lipitor is fda approved to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. it's backed by over 19 yes of research. [ femalannouncer ] lipitor is not for everyone, including people with liver problems and women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. you need simple blood tests to check for liver problems. tell your doctor if you are taking other medications, or if you have any muscle pain or weak
FOX News
Dec 30, 2011 7:00pm EST
despite montle of blood test in syria, thousands of protesters hit the streets again today once again calling for the downfall of their president. [chanting] >> harris: we're told this is one of the largest antigovernment demonstrations since the uprising began back in march. international observers are now inside syria and they have been since monday to monitor progress on the plan to end the regime's deadly crackdown on protesters. activists say government forces killed at least another 19 people today. the united nations continues to report an estimated 5,000 people have died since the violence began months ago. well, many of our nation's military heros are fighting to survive the economy once they get home returning from war. now a new program putting a different kind of battle buddy at their side. in california, community colleges are joining forces with the department of veterans affairs. to help some of our service members go back to school. the unemployment rate among veterans serving since the iraq war began has gone up. it's more than 12% this year, well above the national a
FOX News
Dec 5, 2011 7:00pm EST
syria. government television there showing pictures of war games that supposedly happened over the weekend. we have no way to verify that since syria won't let foreign journalists into the country at all. analysts say these exercises more intense than usual and similar to a real battle. the u.s. has called for the syrian president bashar assad to step down after eight month crackdown on protesters. estimate some 4,000 people have been killed. a serious political set back for one of the world's most powerful men. delivered a blow to vladimir putin's ruling party as it lost several key seats in parliament this weekend. opponents now call it the party of thieves. today the secretary of state for the united states hillary clinton says the u.s. is concerned about possible election day fraud. the russian people like people everywhere deserve the right to have their voices heard and they are both counted. >> keep in mind the u.s. has given russia nearly $10 billion in aid over the past decade. brand new protests in moscow reportedly some of the largest that city has seen in many years. th
FOX News
Dec 26, 2011 1:00pm EST
syria. these are monitors from the arab league who are now being urged to go to a city where there are new reports of a bloody government crackdown on civilians, at least 20 people killed. the nation's capital, ca maas da damascus, is reeling from coordinated bomb blasts. coming up, we'll have a live report from the region. julie: well, you know the loose-knit group of hackers known as anonymous? they have allegedly lifted credit card numbers from a major security firm. the victim is a security think tank, stratfor. the hackers allegedly stole credit card information in a robin hood-inspired stunt, and they charged these people's credit cards and donated it to charity. the web site is currently displaying this "under maintenance" message. this firm has suspended its server and e-mail in response. we're going to have more on this developing story a little later, we'll be talking to an expert here on the show, so stay tuned to that. rick: all right, looking forward to that. a nuclear saudi arabia, one of its princes hinting that the kingdom may join the nuclear arms race, and body jo
FOX News
Dec 30, 2011 11:00am EST
. jennifer griffin, keep an eye on it. thank you. there is also a new wave of bloodshed in syria to tell you about. hundreds of thousands of protesters flooding the streets there after friday prayers. a live report on that coming up. jamie: plus security is already tight in new york city's times square. you can imagine over a million people expected and revelers ringing in the new year will need a warm coat. we'll tell you what you need wherever you're celebrating. we have your foxcast. that is coming up next. ♪ ♪ [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. jamie: countdown, it has begun. the big new year's eve party right around the corner. look at at crossroads of america, times square in new york city. as we said a million people could be crowding the streets saturday night to watch the ball drop and ring in 2012.
FOX News
Dec 28, 2011 1:00pm EST
situation in syria is taking another deadly turn today. at least four soldiers were killed and 12 others injured in an ambush today. meantime arobject league monitors are now in that country in hopes of ending the government crackdown there. leland vittert following this live from our jerusalem bureau. >> reporter: it doesn't appear as if the arab league observers have exactly succeeded in ending the violence. not only did we have the syrian soldiers killed, we had a number of syrian civilians who were activists killed there inside the syria. it seems like the violence is subsiding a little bit. there are now tens of thousands of people out on the streets in the city of holmes, in the holmes has been lifted now as the observers are in place and tens of thousands of people are back on the street demanding that bashar al-assad step down. a couple of weeks ago they would have been met with artillery fire. that is certainly an improvement on the situation there on the ground. we have a second piece of video, though, to show you the kind of crackdowns that are still going on, this is i
FOX News
Dec 21, 2011 11:00am EST
syria, more than 200 people killed in those vie atlanta clashes over the past few days. check out this amateur video. this shows the fighting between protestors and government security forces. syria has banned most journalists and independent reporting inside the country. most of the footage we are left to show is shot by witnesses and uploaded onto social media sites. leland vittert is live in jerusalem for us now. >> reporter: that video that is coming out of syria is tough to watch. pretty soon we will have to come up with a new name other than protestors to describe what is going on in that country as it ascends into a war. it appears bashar al-assad has attacked some neighborhoods and killed everybody inside. so far in the past couple of days we hear about 200 deaths, but that number could certainly go much, much higher. there is yet to be any kind of territorial division inside like we saw in libya. there is always now a free syrian army, and these rebels gave us some of the first look at themselves as they were fighting in that video and they put out propaganda tape of themselve
FOX News
Dec 31, 2011 4:00am EST
. move on to serious, so we'll save time to -- move on to syria so we'll have time for new year's resolution. the syrian government just keeps killing protesters. >> let's be really clear about what is happening here. this is a massacre. in fact, it's been a massacre for a long time now. it's going on right in front of the entire international community. i want to just remind everybody what this government said about libya, how we weren't going to stand by to let dictator who lost legitimacy master chemo. that is what is happening now. charles? >> generally a delegation like this helps the regime because it provides respite and cover to the exact opposite effect, demonstrators are out in force. i think it's accelerating the pace of the revolution. >> i think that is true what charles said. it has. a huge crowd of bigger than ever it turned out protest crowds in syria. my question is where is president obama? it is a masser there. they threatened and tried to assault the american ambassador there who left for a while and now is back there. i think effectively muzzled. i'm afraid pr
FOX News
Dec 25, 2011 4:00pm EST
? the gnostic gospel of philip was written in syria in 250 ad, which is 200 years after the time of jesus. the author says he kissed her often on the face. >> gospel of philip does not suggest an actual sexual relationship but a symbolic relationship between jesus and his church or jesus and the holy spirit. >> i don't have a conspiracy of why the estimate broken but this paper is old and you touch it and it breaks up. so there are many breaks in the text. this is only one. the most provocative. >> important for me is mary was a major apostle in the first century on the left with peter and thomas. >> the idea that jesus christ has children with mary and they became part of the french royal line, is based on legends that go back to france back to the 9th century. so, it is not a new idea but it has virtually no historical basis whatever. >> there is good food and junk food. and there is good fiction and junk fiction. the da vinci code is junk fiction. now, we will join our correspondent in paris for a look at how the da vinci code popularity has created an industry. >> thanks to the
FOX News
Dec 19, 2011 6:00pm EST
least three people were killed today, pushing the death toll over four days to 14. syria today signed an arab league initiative that will allow observers in the country as part of an effort to end president bashar assad's violent nine-month crackdown on prodemocracy protests there. they say by signing the document, the regime stands to gain more time to possibly avert wider international involve in the the crisis. authorities in the philippines organized the first mass burial after 950 people died over the weekend in flooding spawned from a tropical storm. philippine red cross estimates another 800 people are still missing. nearly 150,000 people are said to be affected by the disaste disaster. he was a dissident play write, the czech president and voice for eastern european freedom. chief washington correspondent james rosen remembers vaclav havel. >> when "the velvet revolution" peacefully evicted the soviet union from reality ry czechoslovakia. only one man could lead the new free state. vaclav havel who spent years in communist jails, it was reversal of fortune to rival that of nel
FOX News
Dec 23, 2011 6:00pm EST
-month-old political uprising in syria. sophisticated attack today on government buildings is not blamed on the pro-democracy protesters who oppose president bashar assad's regime. correspondent leland vittert has the details. >> reporter: today's twin car bombs reduce intelligence agency to rubble. debris littered the street of upscale damascus neighborhood while rescue workers cleared dozens of bodies. they reported dozens killed in the al-qaeda where the government blamed al-qaeda. blast came in hours of the arrival of the arab league observers sent to monitor the government promise to stop the brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. since march, nearly 5,000 people have reportedly been killed. many in alleged government massacres. syrian army defectors formed a loosely associated rebel force to fight assad's soldiers. so far, they have appeared ill-equipped and poorly trained in videos uploaded to youtube. if the syrian resistance is behind the attack, it shows that assad is much more vulnerable than anybody predicted. the attack against heavily fortified target
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Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
modern history. security forces opened fire on antigovernment protesters across syria friday. one person was reportedly killed in homs. the syrian army sent reinforcements to the southern part of the country, where defectors were launching deadly attacks on troops. at home, army officer hearing at the center of the wikileaks scandal. as the chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge explains the questions today focus more on another individual in the courtroom. >> thank you. tu burr ban washington, d.c., private bradley manning in uniform spoke calmly and softly at the article 32 hearing, the equivalent of a civilian grand jury where the investigating officer will decide if there is evidence for court-martial. manning is accused of downloading thousands of classified documents employed in iraq. if convicted of the charges, he could face life in prison. in an extraordinary move they asked the investigating officer to recuse himself of the case. when he is not wearing his uniform, he is in the department of justice. the justice department is to bring charges against the fou
FOX News
Dec 26, 2011 9:00pm EST
, expelled from syria, lebanon where they had lived for over 2,000 years. as i say, you start with the jews. you, of course, have a vulnerable others and now it's the christians. this is more extreme elements. islamic radicalism is intolerant of other religions. we saw this terrible weekend at it's most extreme manifestation in nigeria. >> thanks a lot. our great american panel is in the studio. first with primary season right around the corner, newt gingrich picks up an endorsement from j.c. watts. he'll explain why he is the best man to take on president obama in 2012. that is straight ahead. car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. i'm a dad, coach... and i quit smoking with chantix. knowing that i could smoke during the first week was really important to me. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix reduced my urge to smoke -- and personally th
FOX News
Dec 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
assad regime in syria is the equivalent of a dead man walking. canada today urged the citizens to leave immediately before arab league sanctions cut airline flights there in half. this is amateur video from dera province. the activists say the army defectors killed at least 27 soldiers there today. >>> russian prime minister vladimir putin is in a twitter war with senator john mccai mccain. the arizona senator tweeted putin about the party re-election losses and putin harshly returned to mccain's military service and implied he went crazy as a prisoner of war in vietnam. >>> different kind of war. the real one came to an official conclusion today in iraq. national security correspondent jennifer griffin was there for the answer. >> the iraq war ended with a simple ceremony at the baghdad airport. ♪ ♪ >> the iraqi president and prime minister had been invited but did not show up. the defense secretary officially ended the military mission. >> to be sure the cost was high. the blood and treasure of the united states and also for the iraqi people. but those lies have not been los
FOX News
Dec 28, 2011 9:00am EST
: turning now to the crisis in syria, state-run media saying the government released 750 prisoners detained in the regime in the last nine months, this as international observers toured the city that has become a sight of the protest. leland havleland vittert is there live. >> reporter: there are a lot of residents who were very upset in holmes because the syrian government has sent mind tkers along with the observers. they didn't want the minders. the latest video shows massive processes with tense of 10,000s of people on the streets right no as they are finally feeling safe enough to protest again. they feel like the observers that are on the ground are going to prevent the open artillery shelling that we saw in the city of holmes when it was under siege for many, many weeks. president bashar al-assad is very strong in damascus but not in holmes. he's going to try to use as much political power as he can to put the protests down and military power. today four more people were killed, gregg. gregg: can the observers do any good? >> reporter: it's an excellent question. they are un
FOX News
Dec 11, 2011 2:00pm EST
, syria and iraq are all invented people and have no right to statehood. >> i think elliott abrams wins the argument. it was a provocative way to put it and reflects one of gingrich's weaknesses is he tends to overintellectualize things and tries to put a historical gloss on everything so goes back to the ottoman empire and forgets the fact we are in a delicate diplomacy with israel and the palestinians and to project them and suggest -- provoke them and suggest they don't have right to any kind of a state. he put it last night in the continued attacks onial on the terror and that is a much better way to construct the argument. >> chris: , liz, do you agree with that. >> with what paul said. the challenge here is you don't want the attention focused on a sound bite from the candidates. you want it focused on the fact that president obama has the worst relationship with the state of israel than any president has had in a long time. iran by some accounts six to eight months from obtaining a nuclear weapon and when we should be working closely with them on a whole range of issues including
FOX News
Dec 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
turkey, syria and iran. all three of those nations have regional ambitions. all will try to exert influence inside iraq. that's why the defense secretary had to acknowledge today the tough road ahead. listen. >> iraq will be tested in the days ahead. by terrorism. by those who would seek to divide. by economic and social issues. by the demands of democracy itself. challenges remain but the united states will be there to stand by the iraqi people. >> no doubt that iraq will need u.s. help in the coming months and years but that help no longer coming in the form of boots on the ground, shep. >> shepard: the president and the defense secretary today trying to make the case we have left that country better than we found it? >> the defense secretary said as much today. the president, you will remember at his speech at fort bragg said the same yesterday that iraq is now more stable than it was. fox news contributor and pulitzer prize winning journalist judy miller has spent more time than most in iraq the past few years. i asked her today whether she believes it's a better country on th
FOX News
Dec 31, 2011 1:00pm EST
the ball to drop. hundreds flooding the streets in syria, and the show of defiance in spite of the presence of arab league monit monitors. monitors. >> all right. let's talk politics, texas governor rick perry raising millions in his race for the white house, but with the first major contest in iowa just days away now, he's still trailing in the polls. and steve brown live from fort dodge, iowa. steve, how much has governor perry spent on tv this month? >> it's a staggering number. the des moines register took a look at it and keep in mind, television isn't expensive out here in iowa, not a lot of major markets to drive up the price, but that he spent the most, 3 million dollars and it's difficult not to see his ads out on the air. his campaign says the ads where he talks about his faith and talks about what he describes as the president's quote, war on religion, end quote or when he talks about congress and the need to cut them down to a part-time job, those get a good response, at least that's what the perry camp said. >> he's obviously trying to reach out to the evangelicals and
FOX News
Dec 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
scheduled to arrive later tonight in syria where at least 20 more deaths were reported today. activists say at least 275 civilians have been killed by government forces in the last week. >>> the obama administration is considering whether to allow yemen's outgoing president to come to the u.s. for medical treatment. he was injured in an attack on his compound in june. the last month he agreed to hand over power to his vice president in exchange for immunity. >>> iran says it wander off a foreign helicopter that came too close to naval drills over the weekend. war games are anything but fun and games for saudi arabia. correspondent david miller tells us leaders are very worried about the islamic republic. >> iranian war games underway the straight of hormuz are fueling tensions. the saber rattling could lead to a nuclear arms race. saudi arabia's u.s. ambassador warned earlier this month that the kingdom might pursue nuclear weapons to protect itself from longtime adversaries iran and israel, yet it's iran's push for a nuclear arsenal that could force the saudis' hands. >> the saudis wan
FOX News
Dec 16, 2011 10:00pm EST
. their nuclear and missile technology. the facility in syria that was bombed out by the israelis was almost certainly from a north korea design and facility. we have to isolate them, to make them feel the pain of being one of the world's worst actors. >> but what would you do exactly? we have tried to ice themalate them. we have given them food, not given them food, given them oil and not given them oil. they are going full speed ahead and they are the wal-mart of nuclear technology around the world. is there anything your administration would do different or continue what is being done now? >> the best thing we can do with regard to north korea is to have tough economic sanctions by virtue of their policy, make sure their technology's not exported around the world, that can use that technology against us or our friends in the world. and then finally, against china, to act as a responsible neighbor. china represents two-thirds of their foreign trade, pressure on china, encouraging china to act as a responsible member of the world community, recognizing that north korea's not playing
FOX News
Dec 13, 2011 11:00am EST
. jenna: "happening now," escalating violence in syria, we're getting reports that security forces have fired on a funeral procession killing two people, raising today's death toll to at least 28. all of these reports tough to verify, of course, from the outside looking in. leland vittert is live from jerusalem as he takes a look at what's happening in that part of the world. leland? >> reporter: hi, jenna. right now we're looking at a death toll that is now well over 5,000 since these protests began, and there's a feeling that if assad government falls, the new regime in syria would actually be the first western-friendly regime that could come out of the arab spring. that means russia and iran are certainly putting a lot of force behind keeping assad in power, and the stakes here are very high. from mass anti-government protests to running street battles, the fight for syria has entered a new chapter, pitting the well-equipped army against it own people. >> the army is pretty strong. we should not forget that bashar has the spear yorety of -- superiority of using the air force. >> this
FOX News
Dec 19, 2011 7:00pm EST
and morgues running out i places to put the bodies following the typhoon and flash flooding. syria. as protests continue across the country, the deputy foreign minister signing a peace deal to allow the 21 nation arab league to send in observers. it's part of a plan to end the government's bloody crackdown. shows soldiers and activists facing off in homes. we can't independently confirm this because syria bars foreign journalists. colombia soccer fans furious after the team's defeat. we are told it started on the field when fans rushed some of the players. then they took the violence to the streets reportedly beating and knifing people and facing off with riot police. officials say at least 12 people were hurt and dozens arrested. siberia. forcing one man to wait for rescue on 00 roof. flights diverted to a nearby airport as firefighters work to get the flames under control. nobody hurt but the blaze destroyed the building. officials are investigating and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> around the world is brought to you by verizon. your holiday sm
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Dec 10, 2011 4:00am EST
syria say security forces killed at least nine people today, including two children. this is said to be video from the city of homs thursday that purports to show a government tank fires in a residential area. the family of a retired f.b.i. agent is begging for his release, in another of long line of issues between the republic and u.s. correspondent jennifer griffin looks at whether we are already at war with iran. >> the capture of a downed u.s. sentinel drone reveals that the u.s. was flying spy missions from air base in afghanistan, actively gathering information over iran. the latest in a series of mysterious events including explosions and assassinations. targeting iran nuclear scientists. some argue the covert war against the nuclear program is underway. it began more than a year ago. first, a cyber attack on natan, 1,000 centrifuges destroyed by the network. then, a dozen mysterious explosions at the home of iran's nuclear scientist. the head of iran atomic energy organization wounded by a car bomb. explosion at a secret missile base and head of a long range missile program i
FOX News
Dec 1, 2011 11:00am EST
death toll from syria's crack down on its own anti-government protesters, higher than 4,000 according to the u.n. human rights officials now saying president bashar assad should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. >>> evangelist billy graham is in a north carolina hospital waiting to hear whether he has pneumonia. he was admitted with a cough and a slight fever. a spokesman says reverend graham is stable and is in good spirits. >>> the santa ana wind causing huge damage and widespread power outages in southern california. some areas seeing hurricane force wind gusts up to 97 miles per hour. the windstorm is expected to last through friday. jenna: a lot of work there out in california. meantime we have a business alert for you now. new claims for jobless benefits, americans filing for first time unemployment is up when we look at the latest week. above 400,000 which is a key mark. connell mcshane from the fox business network to tell us more about this what do you make of this number? >> reporter: it means we're still stagnant in the job market. manufacturing has been all right. ho
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